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Published on: 27 October 2020 | Changed on: 27 October 2020

The Sustainable Development Goals Partnership Facility (SDGP) has approved 5 new projects. All projects are in the development phase. In the upcoming period, we will approve and announce more projects. The new SDGP projects are:

CashYOU

This 4-year-project aims to strengthen a new value chain of organic cashew nuts. CashYOU will train smallholder farmers on how to grow in an organic way. The programme links the farmers to committed market players. This offers them a long-term perspective. The project will contribute to sustainable and inclusive growth in the Cambodian cashew supply chain. CashYOU also helps to profile Cambodia as a supplier of organic cashew nuts.

Project Partners:

  • Department of Industrial Crops of the General Directorate of Agriculture of Ministry of Agriculture,
  • Doens Food Ingredients BV (DFI),
  • Forestry and Fisheries (DIC),
  • ICCO,
  • Non-Timber Forest Products Cambodia (NTFP), and
  • Signatures of Asia Co., Ltd. (SoA).

Sustainable Citrus Chain Empowering and Developing Smallholders in the Mekong Delta (SUCCEEDS)

This 5-year-project aims to improve the Mekong Delta citrus sector. SUCCEEDS will make the sector more sustainable, more efficient, and more profitable for 2,250 citrus smallholders. The farmers will benefit from:

  • contracts and support through a private sector extension system,
  • fertiliser advice,
  • virus-free citrus seedlings, and
  • access to a finance programme.

These benefits will increase the farmer’s incomes by at least 50%. The project will reduce the negative impacts of agrochemicals on the environment and human health, and also reduce the use of surface and groundwater.

Project partners:

  • Ben Luc District People's Committee,
  • Can Tho University,
  • Groen Agro Control B.V.,
  • Kloosterboer Investments B.V.,
  • Rabo Foundation, and
  • The Fruit Republic (TFR).

AgriJob Booster Chad (AJB-C): Boosting decent agriculture employment in Chad

The purpose of this 5-year-project is to create 1,000 jobs and support 2,000 (self) employed farmworkers. The project takes place in 2 agricultural segments: vegetable and egg production. This project’s principles are:

  • climate-friendly agriculture,
  • access to finance,
  • vocational training courses,
  • access to markets,
  • and sustainable business plans for young, ambitious local people.

Project partners:

  • Agence Nationale d’Appui au Développement Rural (ANADER),
  • Centre de Recherche,
  • d’Innovation et de Production Technologique (CRIPT),
  • ENTRAG,
  • Job Booster NL, and
  • Woord en Daad.

Building inclusive value chains for organic cotton, sesame and shea in Uganda

This 4-year-project will address poverty in northern Uganda. An organic cotton, sesame and shea value chain will give 25,000 farmers safe access to the international market. Displaced people and refugees from South Sudan can start working and rebuilding their lives via this chain.

Project partners:

  • Do It B.V.,
  • Gulu Agricultural Development Company Limited,
  • Lamwo District Government,
  • Mango Tree Literacy Lab, and
  • Nwoya District Government.

Intelligent Value Chain Management in Colombia

This 4-year-project will build a palm oil chain of smallholder producers, providers, processors and consumers. The idea is to make the chain efficient, scalable and sustainable. The palm oil plantation covers 20,000 hectares. The project will have a positive impact on the 2,857 workers, including 971 women. Another 1,200 smallholders, including 442 women, will also profit from the programme. Data tools will improve the model and finance the most vulnerable link in the supply chain.

Project partners:

  •  Cargill,
  •  CORPONOR,
  •  Fundación Solidaridad Latinoamericana,
  •  Oleoflores, and
  •  Stichting Solidaridad Nederland.

Sustainable development goals

The projects contribute to the following Sustainable Development Goals:
2: zero hunger
8: decent work and economic growth
17: partnerships, and
subgoals:
5: gender equality
12: responsible consumption and production, and
13: climate action.